2013 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report Project Descriptions
UVM research scientists and outreach specialists ...
provide images of critically important herbarium specimens to the specialist community interested in maintaining and using high-quality of plant scientific names.
Participation in the Global Plants Initiative by the University of Vermont's Pringle Herbarium
place images of herbarium specimens on line to facilitate accurate identification of specimens of plants relevant to conservation and climate change
Developing the US National Virtual Herbarium (from WDC12)
improve upon our previous survey of genetic variation in the fiddlehead fern, a non-timber forest product with potential sustainability threats, as a planning resource
Genetic Diversity and Watershed in Vermont's fiddlehead fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, Onocleaceae)
Fungal and Plant Molecular Biology
will digitally image and database all New Engalnd specimens in the Pringle Herbarium with the goal of presenting a jointly developed database for all New England plants.
Collaborative Research: Digitization TCN: Mobilizing New England Vascular Plant Specimen Data to Track Environmental Changes
determine the role of the Medicago truncatula heme oxygenase enzyme in oxidative stress.
Characterization of the role of the Medicago truncatula GIRAFFE gene in oxidative stress.
develop a quantitation method for assaying effects of small molecule inhibitors on biofilm formation on plastic tubing
Fungal Biofilms and Development of New Anti-Fungal Drugs
determine the physiological and genetic response of pooid grasses to an extended period of cold in order to see if the origin of cold-mediated flowering correlates with a switch from tropical to temperate living.
Evolution of a cold season adaptation in the temperate grass subfamily Pooideae
determine the genetic basis of petal fusion in asterids
Determining the Genetic Basis of Sympetaly in Petunia and Other Asterids